O.k. this is a bit of a rant...
I purchased a 2012 Bass Tracker ProTeam 175TXW from my local Bass Pro back in April. That wasn't the smoothest buying experience I've ever had, but it went O.K. and I forgot about most of the issues when I took delivery of the boat. I really like it, despite what most people say (or think) about them. I got a $500 Bass Pro gift card AND a VIP discount card good for 2 years that gets me 10% off most items and 20% off Bass Pro branded items (RedHead, XPS, etc.) Electronics are excluded as the policy states AND as I was told when I purchased my Lowrance chartplotter. That IS an electronic - I get that - no worries.
Anyway, fast forward to now. The mounting bracket for my Talon anchor will be here tomorrow from Amazon.com (Bass Pro doesn't stock it) and I decided to go by Bass Pro tonight and pick up the Talon itself so I could install it all this weekend. The guys in the marine department go in back to get it and come wheeling it out in a shopping cart. I ask them if the 10% VIP discount card works with it. They both said "sure, no problem". I get to the front register to pay and I present the cashier girl with my $500 gift card and my VIP discount card. She rings it up and I immediately see the discount did not work. I asked her about it and she said "oh, that's only for Bass Pro brand items." I politely corrected her and she went off to ask someone else. He comes back with her, looks at the Talon in my cart, and then says "well, corporate must consider this an electronic". I said I didn't consider it an electronic and asked if everything in the store that was battery-powered was automatically an electronic. He shrugged his shoulders and told me it was a corporate issue and to take it up with them. I told him to cancel the entire transaction and I left the store.
I called BPS customer service on the way home and the nice lady completely agreed with me. She sent a message to her customer service supervisor who will see it in the morning and they are supposed to call me. We'll see what they say.
I looked just now on the BPS website under "marine electronics" and there are no Talons listed in that category. Seems to me it is not an electronic then. This is not a huge deal, but 10% off a $1,449.00 item is worth arguing over!
Would I be able to get the discount on a battery-powered flashlight or a battery-powered livewell aerator?
Sorry, just had to vent to my bass brothers!